11 Sep 2018

North Korean hackers’ evolution on display in US case

Details from the growing U.S. case against a North Korean hacker are helping to shed light on the evolving tactics, skills, and strategies of North Korean cyber operations. Marked by extensive preparation and background research to develop profiles and relationships with real people in key positions in target businesses or

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10 Sep 2018

Cyber Insurance Market to Double by 2020

“The market for insurance against cyber threats will double by 2020 to over 8 billion dollars, German reinsurance giant Munich Re told a conference in Monaco on Sunday. ‘Cyber risks are one of the biggest threats to the networked economy,’ Munich Re board member Torsten Jeworrek said in a statement

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10 Sep 2018

Apple Building Portal For Law Enforcement Data Requests

Apple has detailed a number of new tools under development for cooperation with law enforcement, including a new portal where officials can submit and track data requests. The portal will require “authentication credentials” and is scheduled for operation by year end 2018. The new tools are allegedly responses to a

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07 Sep 2018

Business Travelers Highlight Public Wifi Security Risk

“The latest research by global travel management company Carlson Wagonlit Travel indicates that the majority of business travelers have grave reservations about the safety of their data when using public Wifi networks. According to the research 72% of travelers in the Asia Pacific region were not confident about the safety

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07 Sep 2018

British Airways apologizes after 380,000 customers hit in cyber attack

British Airways apologized today after a discovery on Wednesday that revealed that information on all credit cards used in bookings from August 21st to September 5th had been compromised, with the hacker (or group of hackers) obtaining information on 380,000 card payments, including names, addresses, credit card numbers, expiry dates

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07 Sep 2018

It’s Now Possible To Telepathically Communicate with a Drone Swarm

The U.S. military’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has developed an microchip-to-brain interface that allows operators to control several drones simultaneously. “As of today, signals from the brain can be used to command and control….not just one aircraft but three simultaneous types of aircraft,” said a DARPA director. The

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06 Sep 2018

DHS Secretary Urges Hit-Back-Harder Response to Cyber Strikes

The Department of Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has argued that U.S. responses to cyber attacks should be “more than commensurate” and declared that the country’s “days of cyber surrender are over” as it replaces “complacency with consequences…deniability with accountability.” Nielsen said that both statements reflected her personal opinions and

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06 Sep 2018

EU should adopt common cryptocurrency rules, report for ministers says

A Brussels-based think tank has delivered a report to EU ministers calling for the adoption of common rules on cryptocurrencies, rules that would provide regulation on Initial Coin Offerings, as well as crypto mining and trading in general. EU authorities have already called for responses to money laundering and fraud

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05 Sep 2018

Five Eyes Intel Alliance Urges Big Tech to Help Break Encrypted Messages

In a joint statement with America’s “Five Eyes” partners Canada, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand, DHS secretary urged tech companies to support law enforcement by improving access to criminal and terrorist communications using encrypted platforms. The statement also noted that, in the event of “impediments to lawful access to

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04 Sep 2018

One in five employees share their email password with co-workers

“Negligent employees remain the number one cause of data breaches at small businesses across America. So why do small businesses continue to struggle with good cyber security practices and what can they do to correct those habits? Small to medium-sized businesses are hit with nearly 4,000 cyber attacks per day

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